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This Week on Broadway for December 25, 2016: Charles Busch

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Charles Busch. Reviews include Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Othello at New York Theatre Workshop, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and The Babylon Line at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Panel:

Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | Facebook
BroadwayStars

Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, Everything Sondheim and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.

Matt Tamanini | Twitter
MATT TAMANINI is BroadwayWorld’s Senior TV and Film Critic and the host of the “Some Like it Pop” podcast, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher. You can connect with Matt on Twitter at @BWWMatt.

 

Notes and links for the podcast.

 

Guest: Charles Busch

http://www.charlesbusch.com/

CHARLES BUSCH’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW @ Feinstein’s/54 Below

Charles Busch on the First Time He Performed in Drag (The New York Times, December 20, 2016)

Charles on Wikipedia

CD @ Broadway Records: Charles Busch – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below

PF + CB: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns @ Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, through December 30, 2016

Audition Disasters ~ Drew Droege

 

Reviews: 

JM + MP + PF: Othello @ New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, January 18, 2017

Marsha Stephanie Blake
Rachel Brosnahan
Daniel Craig
David Oyelowo

PF: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street

JM + MP: The Babylon Line @ Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, through January 22, 2017

Maddie Corman
Randy Graff
Julie Halston
Michael Oberholtzer
Josh Radnor
Elizabeth Reaser
Frank Wood

Flashback: This Week on Broadway for October 9, 2016: Richard Greenberg

 

 

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Television, Film and Streaming: 

Tours: 

Podcasts:

Recordings: 

Post Script:

Next Week:  (Possible discussions that we didn’t get to this week)

PF: The Band’s Visit @ Atlantic Theater Company, Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St, through January 8, 2017

MP: Daniel Reichard @ Birdland, “DANIEL REICHARD’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS”

MP: Steven Brinberg @ 54 Below, “SIMPLY BARBRA HOLIDAY SHOW: THE MUSIC, THE MEM’RIES, THE MATZO…”

PF: Rancho Viejo @ Playwrights Horizons

 

Explicit: No

Music:

Charles Busch – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below @ BroadwayRecords.com

4. Bill
12. What a Lot of Flowers/Hurry, It s Lovely Up Here
15. A Parade in Town/Sail Away

 

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